Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South recently announced the addition of four new members to the nonprofit’s board of directors:

Sheleah Harris: Sheleah Harris currently serves as corporate affairs manager for Kroger, supporting local government affairs, media relations, and community engagement efforts for the Delta Division. She received her B.S. in marketing from the University of Memphis and her Master’s in Education at Freed-Hardeman University. In 2020, she was elected to represent District 5 on the Memphis-Shelby County School Board. As a former educator, her passion for youth is exemplified through effective policy and expanding programs that support the holistic development of children. Her focus is to pursue excellence in communities and neighborhoods throughout Memphis, TN.

Dr. Tunisha Hobson: A Memphis native, Dr. Hobson has nearly two decades of experience working with students and educators in all levels of learning, ranging from literacy improvement initiatives to Career Technical Education (CTE). She has worked in charter and traditional public, urban and suburban districts serving as a school administrator, marketing teacher, CTE high school department chair, DECA advisor, work-based learning coordinator, and is a member of the Tennessee Department of Education’s work-based learning leadership council along with the textbook adoption panel. These experiences have shaped her current role in managing projects inclusive of state education CTE policies. She earned her B.B.A. with an emphasis in management and marketing, an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, an education specialist certification in administration and supervision, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Tennessee State University. Leveraging her career experiences, Dr. Hobson released a book entitled Take Notes, This Is On the Test.

Charlie House: Charlie House currently serves as manager of strategic planning for AutoZone. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has prior experience in leadership roles in finance for organizations such as Smith & Nephew (senior analyst, project manager and director of finance for the orthopedics division) and Ernst & Young (senior assurance services). He earned his undergraduate degree in business and accounting from Mississippi College and his MBA from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining the Junior Achievement board of directors, he served on JA’s Young Professional Board. He is enthusiastic about joining the full board and furthering his commitment to the organization.

Steve Swain: Steve Swain is a senior vice president and community lending manager at Pinnacle Financial Partners. He leads the lending production office teams and partners with consumer, mortgage, and community development to deliver lending programs. In addition, he serves on Pinnacle’s corporate social responsibility committee, community development committee, and retail credit committee. Prior to joining Pinnacle, he held several senior leadership roles with First Horizon and Associates First Capital Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Montevallo. He currently serves as secretary of The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute Advisory Board, board officer and executive committee member. He is an active member of the Memphis CRA Association and is a past board member of Operation HOPE, Inc. – HOPE Inside National Advisory Board.

About Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South empowers children to be world ready and engaged members of their communities so that they may lead independent lives. For more information on JA, visit www.jamemphis.org or call 901.366.7800.